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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Campaign At Dragonmead.

Well, after a successful week last week, I have decided to return to The Loaded Die's Board Game Night at Dragonmead in Warren, Michigan this Thursday night, July 20th. Last week we played a game of Swords & Wizardry that involved 1st level characters taking out a vampire without and real combat, a mausoleum crawl and and oracular chicken named "Jeff." You know you want to play this.

I will be running Swords & Wizardry again! Those who came last week will be able to use their characters again. This game will become an ongoing campaign in which players can drop in and out as they are able. I intend to run it twice a month at this point. So, if you like Swords & Wizardy, or good RPGs of any stripe and are in the area, come on by and roll up a character! I will be at Dragonmead not later than 7:00 PM.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Come Play Swords & Wizardry At Dragonmead Microbrewery!

So, on the local gaming scene here in Metro-Detroit, a local FLGS The Loaded Die has partnered with some local breweries to get some game nights running around town. One of these is in my own backyard (so to speak) and the microbrewery I have frequented the most. Dragonmead of Warren Michigan. I've always wanted there to be gaming at Dragonmead, as it is a somewhat historically and fantasy themed brewery.
 
I have spoken with Rob Otlowski, who runs the Dragonmead Game Night for The Loaded Die, and he has green lighted me to run some OSR games there. I can't personally make it every week, so I will be running once or twice a month.
 
The plan is to begin a Swords & Wizardry campaign that players can drop in and out of as they are available. This ongoing game will take place once a month. If I am available a second week in a month, I will run a one off, possibly on a different system. So, if you are in the area, and want to get your OSR on, come down to Dragon mead Thursday night 7/13/2017. I intend to begin by 7:30 and run until 10:30 or so. In addition, these fine folks have many board games going on!
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

U-Con 2017 Event/GM Registration is Open! Get Your OSR On!

It's that time of year again, folks! U-Com Event Registration is open! As the OSR event coordinator I am looking for Referees, Judges and Dungeon Masters to come run old school games! U-Con will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
 
 
 
What qualifies as an OSR event this year?
 
Official D&D:
All TSR Era D&D qualifies,
OD&D
AD&D
B/X
BECMI
AD&D 2nd Edition
Rules Cyclopedia
 
Other TSR Era Stuff:
Gamma World (TSR editions)
Boot Hill
Metamorphosis Alpha
Star Frontiers
Gangbusters
Top Secret
Alternity etc.
 
Other Early Era RPGs/Supplements:
Arduin
Early Chaosium products (RuneQuest 2nd Edition, Elfquest, Sandy Petersen era Call of Cthulhu etc)
RuneQuest (yes I know I mentioned it before)
Tunnels & Trolls (all editions)
Dragonquest (all editions)
Traveller (early editions)
Chivalry & Sorcery
Pacesetter System Games (Chill, Time Master, Crypt World etc.)
Middle Earth Role Playing (I.C.E.)
Rolemaster
Spacemaster
The Complete Warlock
Rapier & Dagger
Cyborg Commando (Did he really just say Cyborg Commando AGAIN?)
WEG D6 Star Wars
WEG D6 Ghostbusters
The Fantasy Trip
007
Pre 2000s Palladium Games (TMNT, Palladium RPG, early RIFTS etc)
 
If I missed your favorite, contact me and make sure, but it will likely be fine to run.
 
Retro-Clones:
Swords & Wizardry
OSRIC
Cryptworld
Labyrinth Lord
Mutant Future
Dark Dungeons
Delving Deeper
Blueholme
For Gold & Glory
Spellcraft & Swordplay etc.
 
Near Clones:
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Mutant Crawl Classics
Adventurer Conqueror King
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
Castles & Crusades
White Star
The Hero's Journey
The Black Hack
Adventures Dark & Deep
Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Weird Fantasy Roleplaying Game etc.
 
As always, this list is hardly exhaustive regarding all of the great Old School RPGs in the world. If you have one you want to run and it isn't here, just let me know. Let's make this thing huge. I want to give your favorite Old School game a place to live and breathe.  When you register and OSR game, be sure to note that it is an OSR game in the comment so that we get it registered properly.
 
Now, here is the official announcement from our website regarding requirements, what you get as a GM, where to submit events etc:
 

Gamemasters

Gamemasters are crucial to the success of U-Con. The games and events you bring are why people show up.  Gamemasters are the creative force behind U-Con. We appreciate your willingness to contribute your time, and we wish to make your convention experience enjoyable!
This page provides information for individual and small-group gamemasters. Other places to look for information include:

Event Submission

Online Submission

To join us as a gamemaster, we need to know a few things about you and the games you want to run. We have an online event submission form which takes a few minutes to fill out. If you have multiple events, you may follow the prompts to add them before you complete your submission. Children 12 and under please have a parent or guardian fill out the form.  We ask for:
  • Your name and contact information
  • Description of the event(s)
  • Scheduling preferences, including how much time to reserve for your event(s)
We ask each gamemaster to run at least 6 hours of events in order to receive a gamemaster badge, though we make exceptions for those who organize larger events such as LARPs.
update-note-arvin61r58-64pxGamemasters who go above and beyond by running a total of 16 hours of games can earn a Play Games All Weekend Ribbon.  This ribbon grants access to events all weekend long as if you had generics.  Free ribbons will be included in the preregistration materials of those who qualify. Here is the link for registering for a gamemaster badge.
You can use our contact form to request a status update regarding your event(s) or a copy of your schedule at any time. Please also send your event corrections by the contact form. In case of errors or an incomplete submission, we will contact you. If we can’t reach you, we might not be able to accept your event, so it is important you provide us a valid email address. We will do our best to accommodate your requests regarding the schedule. Gamemasters who are running in many slots can provide us a schedule.
We will accept events before the final deadline as long as we have space. Event submission deadlines are listed on the home page of our web site.
Convention related materials can be picked up on site (as described below). We do not mail anything in advance. The gamemaster is responsible for other materials necessary to run the event (e.g. a board game or rpg characters). Any exceptions to this rule of thumb should be mentioned in your event description (e.g. “please bring 4th level characters”).
 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Go Fund Me and Auction To Help For Fantasy/OSR Artist Mona Dowie

OSR Artist, Mona Dowie is in need of some help. For those who don't know Mona is a fantasy artist and wife of OSR Blogger +William Dowie (Ramblings of a Great Kahn.) William's blog was once prolific, hosting OSR contests regularly, on of which produced +Richard LeBlanc's excellent Valley of Five Fires*. You have likely viewed Mona's art, possibly without realizing it. Here is a link to here DeviantArt page.

Additionally here are a few other pieces that you may recognize.
Larina


Nox
Syla


If you think you've seen any of these three before, you likely have. Larina is from +Timothy Brannan' recently released The Green Witch for Swords & Wizardry*. Both Nox and Syla appear in the Old School Community project Petty Gods*.
Now onto the bad news. Mona has been in a battle with cancer since 2014. You might notice that this is around the time that William's blog began to fall off. William has created a Go Fund Me campaign to attempt to help out with the medical bills they have accrued. From the Go Fund Me page:
"My wife Mona has had cancer for years. Her cancer made her too sick to work by the Spring of 2014. Her cancer was first diagnosed in the fall of 2014 as uterine cancer. In early 2015 she finally got surgery to remove the cancer, which consisted of a full hysterectomy. She was in the hospital for weeks following some complications from surgery, which required her to be on dialysis for a few weeks. Radiation followed for the next few months. We went about a year after that thinking she was cancer free, recovering from her treatment. We moved to her hometown of Waverly, NY, since we had lost our house in Mexico, NY anyway, and it was about time we lived near her family and friends. She was not cancer free though. The cancer metastacized first to her lungs, which gave her a diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer, a few months later it metastacized to her brain, which we discovered because of the seizures it caused when it bled into her brain."
This is a cause that needs our attention. At the time of this posting the campaign has run for 11 DAY AND ONLY RAISED $415.00 OF A NEEDED $3000.00! You can also get updates on her condition here. PLEASE make a donation. This is a cause near to my heart as I lost my uncle to cancer just last September. Please help out. As an added kicker, I will personally auction off  a hardcover copy of Petty Gods, signed by myself, and any other authors willing in the comments below over the next week and donate everything raised to the cause. If you want to bid on the signed book, a link will be available here. You will need to join the Goblin Emporium to bid. Bidding will end on Friday July 7th at 7 P.M. EST.
You can donate directly to the cause at the Go Fund Me Page. 
If you were a contributor to Petty Gods and want to add your signature, we can pass this book around the states and get as many of our signatures as possible. If you want to be involved in the book signing for Mona contact me at luxfaust@gmail.com.
Also, everyone share this post around! Get the word out!


*Purchases made through affiliate links help to fund the blog and future projects from Gamers & Grognards Studios.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Simple Cantrip Rules For Swords & Wizardry and OD&D

Cantrip is an archaic word originally meant to define a trick performed by witchery. Later it was used to mean a malicious trick or a sham. In recent years (at least since the publication of the AD&D version of "Unearthed Arcana") it has come into usage in fantasy role playing to mean a bit of minor magic. This is typically in the form of 0 level spells in D&D and it's simulacra. I like the idea of a magic user having access to spells that are useful little utilitarian spells that do not have major effects. That said, I don't believe that these effects should be individual spells themselves. I like the idea that a Vancian mage could memorize a spell and siphon off some of it's power without releasing the spell. This does not work with divinely granted magic like that of a cleric or druid.
 
How are we going to make this work? Well, this takes bargaining between the referee and the player. A mage can attempt to cause a minor magical effect based upon the effect of any spell currently memorized (or known spells not expended in the case of my sorcerer class.) For example, a mage with fireball written may want to light a pipe from his finger. A witch being bothered by a would be suitor may want to make him drowsy, heading off to bed, without expending the full effect of the spell and making him not off there and then. Likewise a sorceress with telekinesis may want to cause a bell that she can see ring, or wind chimes sound, without using the full effect of her spell. Minor effects like this might be allowed without question (possibly allowing a saving throw for the chap that is getting drowsy.)
 
Occasionally a player may want to make a cantrip a little more powerful. If this is allowed it should only be allowed once prior to expending the spell, and be possible to fail at. For an example, let's look at the fellow who lit his pipe with a fireball based cantrip. He may want to use that fireball for other things. He may want it to deal damage with it, to a lesser extent, than normal. Perhaps he is in close quarters and wants to reduce it to a 1d6 "firebolt" cantrip focusing on one enemy? Or maybe he and his companions are in a cold region and cannot light a fire. In this instance, perhaps he wants to use it to generate heat? These things are more game affecting than using the cantrip to light a fire or pipe. The referee can, of course, just rule that these sorts of things are not possible. Alternatively this could be allowed, but making an attribute check based upon the caster's prime requisite. My Power attribute could be substituted, if it were being used. If the check were successful, the effect could go off. Note that as stated before, more powerful cantrips should be of limited use. If the check fails, however, a saving throw should be made at a penalty of the spell's level. If the save passes, the effect does not occur. If the save is failed, the spell is expended for the day as if it were cast normally.
 
Let me know what you think. I've been playing around with this for a while.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Picks From the OSR Extravaganza Sale

Seeing as I am a strong supporter of Swords & Wizardry in both it's "official" and third party formats, I thought I would drop a post to highlight some of the awesome products on sale during the OSR Extravaganza Sale! There is some good stuff, and some at a far deeper discount than the standard 15% that the sale is offering! So, what are my S&W picks?

First of all, let me highlight a couple of larger deals happening.



+James Spahn of Barrel Rider Games has the vast majority of his catalog marked at 20% off or better. That means that you can have a plethora of White Box and White Star goodness at a deep discount! Did I mention he just release issue #1 of Star Sword Magazine, the official magazine of White Star? You can see everything James has to offer right here!
 
  

The OTHER Spahn, that is to say +Pete Spahn, also has a really great deal in the White Box family of games right now. It's a great deal, if you have yet to pick up WWII: Operation White Box. If your itching for some World War II or Weird War II action, this is where you want to be. In this bundle, you Get OWB in hardcover, premium color along with a copy in softcover for table use, the pdf and three modules to kick off your campaign! About $65 of product for only $44.99. You can grab this deal here.






 Now let's take a look as some new classes for your S&W Game. These are pretty cool.


+Mark Chance, of Spes Magna Games, gives us The Magus, which I have been a fan of since it's release! It's a neat little class with some simple astrology rules to add into your campaign. It's well worth the look for only $0.84! You can nab it up right here.












Next up, +Timothy Brannan gives us his latest foray into the world of witchcraft. The Warlock  ports over the class from 3.X - 5E into S&W with Tim's special brand of witchcraft. With notes on using the class with Tim's other Witches, there is a real value here. The real value here is for those who want this in physical form, which is currently about 33% off. If you're looking for new spells or want to bring the Tiefling into your S&W Complete campaign, this is the book for you.






Next up is a full campaign setting, complete with some alternate rules.


Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood is a fantastic supplement/campaign setting. I backed this when it was a Kickstarter. I can tell you, it is well researched from a historical perspective, and that alone makes it worth the price of the book. You get a campaign setting, new classes, and some new options for your fighters. The historical data helps for setting the scene, even if you don't intend to use the book as written. The book contains information on running both a historical OR high fantasy version of the Robin Hood myth. Complete with historically based classes. This is a Swords & Wizardry book worth having!



Onward to Adventure!

The first adventure I would like to highlight is brought to us by Genius Loci Games. Pyramid of the Lost King is a low level campaign more than it is an adventure module! With a town, a plot and several dungeon/encounter regions, this could take months of regular play to get through. With professional looking layout and editing and terrific content, this is a steal at $8.50 for the pdf or $15.00 in softcover!








Ursined, Sealed and Delivered is a favorite of mine that I have both played and run. It's a great old school module that goes beyond just being a dungeon crawl. Published by the Frogs themselves and written by none other than veteran Dennis Sustare (creator of the OD&D Druid class!) and with a cover by Jennell Jaquays, this is an already an old school classic. In recent years it has become one of my all time favorite adventures along side the likes of Palace of the Vampire Queen and Dark Tower.






There you have it. Some of my top S&W picks from the massive sale that is soon to end! Remember, purchasing from my links helps Gamers & Grognards with a 5% commission from your sale.










 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Star Wars 40th Anniversary!

 
Star Wars was first released on May 25th, 1977. Today marks it's 40th anniversary. To show my gratitude for a thing that still inspires me and shapes my world today, I give you a collection of Hildebrandt Star Wars pieces to inspire your own Star Wars games and stories. Also, any old school gamer celebrating on this day would use the OSR Extravaganza Sale to pick up some of the great White Star titles that are on sale right now! Happy Anniversary Star Wars!













Wednesday, May 24, 2017

OSR Extravaganza!

In case you've missed it. OBS (Drivethru RPG/RPG Now etc.) is having a HUGE OSR sale! Right now you can get AT LEAST 15% off on most OSR titles and HUGE savings of 80% on bundles. The bundles include official old school D&D products. There is and AD&D bundle as well as a Known World Bundle, featuring the Rules Cyclopedia and the Gazetteers. This sale goes on for the next 18 days!
Follow the links to savings. There isn't a better time to get in on any OSR products. Remember that purchasing through the links here helps to fund the blog and the future of Gamers & Grognards Studios.

OSR Extravaganza, Main Page - Saving of 15% or more on OSR titles!

AD&D Core Megabundle - $74.92 worth of AD&D Titles Now $14.95

The Known World Megabundle - Ever want to have ALL of the Gazetteers AND the Rules Cyclopedia? Well now you can for only $14.95

Planescape AD&D 2nd Edition Bundle - The Core Boxed Sets of the Planescape setting plus the three core 2nd Edition Books. All for $14.95
Help support your game, the OSR and Gamers & Grognards all at the same time!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Drawing Winners

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day  happened a week ago. I think it's time that I post the winners of the live drawing the occurred during the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day live broadcast last Saturday night, in case anyone missed it. I also find that it's helpful to give the winners direction as to how to claim their prizes. So, here we go…


The winners Hunter's Moon: Ghost the Machine pdf
 
for White Star by HAZARD STUDIO are

+Reece pc+Mick Reddick and +robert lambert 

The Winners of Goshahri: The City in a Cave pdf from Spes Magna Games are:

+Troy Tucker+Walt Robillard+Jayson Gardner+Andrew Moss+Ryan Hixson+James Shields+Sam Dimercurio+Jason Vines+Jonathan N.+Stephen Connor+Matt Stark and +John Anhaiser 

The Winners of Beyond the Ice Fall pdf from Raven God Games are:

+Gary Brown and +Michael Gross 

The winners of the physical Saturday Night Specials bundles are:

+Paul Go and +Vincent Jones 

Finally, the winner of the hardback copy of White Star is:

+Dave Kesler 

If you are on this list you may claim your prize by emailing me with your contact info (email for PDFs and mailing address for physical copies.) Make sure the subject is "S&W Appreciation Day Winner."

If you are one of the publishers, send me a new email so that we can get people their prizes promptly.

email: luxfaust@gmail.com



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Castles & Crusades Mega Bundle

I was so busy this month, with Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day, in addition to daily life, that I nearly missed this great deal from Troll Lord Games. They are currently offer $150 in PDFs for only $29.95! Inside you get The core rulebook, an optional magic system, a city book with a fleshed out city plus new spells and classes, and 10 modules! That's a good value, moreso if you are looking to check C&C out, but were on the fence about it. It's one of my "go to" games right after Swords & Wizardry. Definitely worth a look.

 
 
 
Note, a portion of sales through this link helps to support the blog.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017 - Contribution Index - Sales! Blog Posts! Product Releases! Podcasts!

Happy Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!  Updates will be made a couple times throughout the day as some folks will be working through the day to get several posts up.  Also, remember to tune in to the Livecast tonight on Drink Spin Run! A link can be found below, along with program information. Keep checking back!  The Index will be updated throughout the day! Don't forget to click the link below in the "Giveaway" section to register for tonight's drawings to win some free S&W goodness! Updates will be made throughout the day as more posts and sales go up!

Appreciate the Games! Download All Four Swords & Wizardry Rule Sets Free!
Swords & Wizardry Complete Character Sheets made by +Stacy Dellorfano for the well designed 3rd Printing of S&W Complete!


Download Swords & Wizardry: Light




Don't forget about the Swords & Wizardry SRD







Join the Legion!
You can join and get some free Light swag by joining via the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook page OR by emailing Bad Mike direct at mikebadolato@ntrpgcon.com.





The Free Compatibility Logos For Publisher Use:
Swords & Wizardry Compatibility Logo - Free
By Gamers & Grognards Studios



This Year's New Hot Logo
From +Charlie Mason of "White Box" fame, designed by Michael Clark.


Appreciate Sales and Products:

All Spes Magna Old School Products can be purchased at 30% off here in the Spes Magna Store on OBS.

Creation's Edge Games have all of their Swords & Wizardry compatible products available for 30% off! If you're looking for a short adventure that can fit into one session, these guys have them in droves. I've picked up most of them myself. You can pick them up right here.

The Inadvertent Wizard from Coach K is a new PWYW module. 

Three Sages Games will be having a S&W Appreciation Day sale. S&W PDFs will be 25% off,Print On-Demand will be 15% off, and we have two bundles which will be 30% off the normal price of the PDFs. The sale will go on until the end of next weekend. 

Okumarts have a plethora of Old School Goodness on sale!

Return to Fel'Valashar is a new PWYW Module from Sundered Blade Games. Written in celebration of Swords and Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017, Return to Fel’Valashar picks up where Dungeons of Fel’Valashar left off. In this book is a collection of mini dungeon adventures with a small region called Fel’Valashar that they take place within. Each of these adventures is written in such a way that they don’t have any ties to each other or to Fel’Valashar. This means you can easily drop them into your own world with no fuss. Includes: Details of the south-western region of Fel’Valashar. Four mini dungeon adventures. New monsters. New magic items.

The Snake's Heart - A Lost Age Adventure From Moebius Adventures is currently free in it's Swords & Wizardry Edition!

The Demon Stones (Swords & Wizardry) From MonkeyBlood Design is FREE in PDF today

The Swords & Wizardry Light Dropbox is filled with free goodness, including the new "Preserve the Feedbank" adventure by none other than Dr. Dennis Sustare

+Antonio Bravo's Free Index Card Character Sheet

Raven God Games has both "Beyond the Ice Fall" and "Dungeon Connections Pack #1" on sale at 40% off through April 24th!

"Journeys In The Land Of Khordesh" A rules supplement intended for use with S&W: Core and in the vein of Greyhawk or Blackmoor for OD&D. Free Download! by +Cameron DuBeers 

+Douglas Zielsdorf brings us two free adventures! High Caves Drifters and The Best Intentions...


The Dwarves of Copper Gulch by Ian McGarty FREE!

FROG GOD GAMES SALE!

The Frogs are having a HUGE SALE for Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!




Appreciate the Blogfest!

Blood of Prokopius gives us the White Guard Mini Campaign

Dyansty Zero gives us four legendary weapons for villains.

Fantastical Beckelhimer gives us new races, classes and a free adventure: Classes and Races here and the module "The Tower of Skulls" is here.

Gothridge Manor +Tim Shorts gives us "The Temple Of Putrescence"

Halfling's Luck +James Spahn has a huge announcement!

Halls of the Nephilim  present the Bootlegger, a class for Swords & Wizardry

Hobbs & Friends of the OSR Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Podcast!

Monstrous Matters Alternate Character Classes

Mord Mar+Jayson Gardner (You probably know him as Rocky) gives us a new adventure.

Mord Mar Rocky gives us a free Weather Generator

The Other Side +Timothy Brannan introduces The Warlock class for Swords & Wizardry

Raven God Games S&W Appreciation Day Blogpost and Announcement

+Reese Laundry  has put out Teaser Classes For Chrome: Cyberpunk Roleplaying - Hard Light Edition

Spes Magna S&W Blog Post Index

Tenkar's Tavern +Erik Tenkar gives us a new class for the coinciding of S&W Appreciation Day with Earth Day

Tenkar's Tavern With S&W Appreciation Day Announcements

Tower of the Valkyrie presents Old Norse Old School Roleplaying

Appreciate the Broadcast and the Annual Drawings:

This year Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day will have it's third annual Live Broadcast, that you can tune into, watch and participate in. Once again the Broadcast will be hosted by +Adam Muszkiewicz and +Donn Stroud on Drink, Spin, Run. I will be co-hosting as in previous years. As far as the guests you can tune in and ask questions of we will have returning guests, creator of Swords & Wizardry +Matt Finch, White Star and The Hero's Journey creator +James Spahn. Additionally we will have +Charlie Mason, creator of the wildly popular "White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. The Live Broadcast and Recording will be happening Saturday night (04/22) at 9:00 PM EST. You can tune in right here! During the show we will be doing a drawing for our annual giveaways.  You can learn how to enter the contest in this post. We hope to see you there!






I would like to thank everyone that participated in this event!  I hope you can all return next year to carry on the tradition!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017 Giveaway!

Alright Folks, we have our Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Giveaways ready! Now is your chance to win some free stuff! We currently have a total of 18 prizes to dish out! We have a total of 14 pdfs and I will be donating at least three physical prizes. We have:

-Hunter's Moon: Ghost the Machine for White Star by HAZARD STUDIO - 1 pdf

-Goshahri: The City in a Cave the new release from Spes Magna - a generous 12 pdfs!
-Beyond the Ice Fall from Raven God Games - 2 pdfs

Gamers & Grognards Studios (myself) will be giving away some dead tree items.

2 copies of Frog God Games Saturday Night Special series of modules numbers 1,2 and 3! That's three physical modules in each giveaway.

and

1 hardback copy of White Star!


TO ENTER IN THE DRAWING:


Comment on this post through G+ by 4:00PM EST on Saturday April 22nd. Better yet if you say why you love S&W in the comment!

Listen in on the Live Broadcast on Drink Spin Run, where I will be drawing names live! 

In the next few days I will get a post up with all winners listed and instructions for contacting me to arrange for shipment of your winnings!



Tomorrow Is Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day

So, the big day is tomorrow. Let me give you the updated lowdown on what's happening.
 
For the Blogfest and Sales index, check right here on this blog. I intend to publish an initial version early afternoon (est) and update it around 5:00 PM est.
 
1--If you are going to blog, product release or post a sale try to do so by 4:00 PM EST by emailing me at luxfaust@gmail.com. Make the subject of your email: "Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Post (or sale) and the blog/site title. PLEASE EMAIL. I have already seen folks putting up post online. I will not be scouring the internet, G+ or FB for posts and sales. If you want to be included in the directory, you must email me.
 
2--If you are running a game and want exposure, or just to get cred for running S&W on S&W Appreciation day, likewise email me.
 
3--If you are donating something for the free S&W product drawing, please email me TONIGHT.
 
4--If you want to enter the drawing that will be held on the live broadcast I will be putting a post up on the blog tomorrow (also likely early afternoon) asking for contact those who want to be entered to win products (pdfs and some physical.)
 
5--If you intend to watch to the Live Broadcast (which you can read about in this post) you can tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 PM right here on Drink Spin Run.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Podcast and Giveaway Drawing

This year Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day will have it's third annual Live Broadcast, that you can tune into, watch and participate in. Once again the Broadcast will be hosted by +Adam Muszkiewicz and +Donn Stroud on Drink, Spin, Run. I will be co-hosting as in previous years. As far as the guests you can tune in and ask questions of we will have returning guests, creator of Swords & Wizardry +Matt Finch, White Star and The Hero's Journey creator +James Spahn. Additionally we will have +Charlie Mason, creator of the wildly popular "White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. The Live Broadcast and Recording will be happening Saturday night (04/22) at 9:00 PM EST. I will have a post up on Saturday with links to the show. During the show we will be doing a drawing for our annual giveaways. I will have a post up on Friday for readers to register if they want to be in the drawing.

Speaking of the drawing, do you want to get your S&W compatible product some love and attention this Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day? A good way to do that is by donating copy or two. Yep, if you give away a copy of your product on the Broadcast, you will get a link in the DSR show notes as well as here on the blog. Double Dippin' Marketing for you. You can donate by emailing me at luxfaust@gmail.com by 3:00 PM EST, Friday April 21st. Use the Subject "S&W Giveway." You can't lose. So if you want to donate, or if you plan to do something else to celebrate our favorite clone check out the details right here. Help us to make this the best Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day yet.


 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jousting Season Is Upon Us!

Join our Joust Master (JM,) +Mike Davison and all of our knights in the OSR Jousting Community Jousting Fields of the Axe Lands for the SPRING JOUSTING TOURNEY!  Join us as we joust for glory and old school swag!  Mike has a wonderful set of variant jousting rules based upon the ones found in "Chainmail."  The rules are free and it's free to play.  Create a knight and join in "play by post jousting!"  It's easy and fun, plus the winners get some old school stuff! What more reason do you need? Click the link and join up now! The joust begins as soon as enough knights are submitted!  Your knight must be registered with Mike prior to this.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Want You For Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!

Saturday April 22nd is Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day! Therefore, we the Swords & Wizardry Community need you!
 

What do we want you to do? We need you to help in the grand celebration that is


So how can you celebrate?

  1. We want bloggers & podcasters to get posts and episodes up! You can submit them per the info here.
  2. We want publishers to get themselves exposure. The best ways to do this are to get sales going and submit them here. Alternatively, or in addition to you can submit a product for the annual Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Giveaway held on the annual livecast on "Drink, Spin, Run!" I will be doing the drawing throughout the livecast. More information on the drawing and time of the livecast will be up on this blog in the next week.
  3. We want Referees to be running games! If you are a Referee and plan to run a game at your local FLGS, Tavern or an open game on the web, email me at luxfaust@gmail.com with the information on where to find your S&W Appreciation Day game. If you do so by Wednesday April 19th, I will get a post up with all S&W Apprecition Day games listed so you are easy to find.
  4. In addition to this, if you are running S&W Light, you can go join the Legion! You can join and get some free Light swag by joining via the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook page OR by emailing Bad Mike direct at mikebadolato@ntrpgcon.com.
 
 
If you need ideas for what to do to celebrate the greatest RPG centered holiday of them all, here is last year's Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Index. Let's get moving on this!